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PMC DB1+ Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

PMC DB1+ Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

These small monitors from PMC offer incredible performance for the size, and due to their small size can fit into almost any room. Those wih space restrictions who want solid sound might find these to fit the bill nicely. Read More

 
Zingali Coliseum Loudspeakers Reviewed

Zingali Coliseum Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

This model "offered such huge, convincing, three-dimensial imaging that you really have to go into Unreconstructed Audiophile Mode to fault them." Playing CDs, our reviewer found the sound "so musical and rich and solid that I kept doing double takes." On DVDs, "Voice was warm and clean with no sibilance, while the music on live DVDs...was open and spacious..." Read More

 
 Opera Mini Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Opera Mini Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The Opera Mini "shines in resolving fine details, especially vocal textures." When playing music, it performed as "one smooth and refined little beauty, adding a warm sheen to the guitar work...without sacrificing bit and attack." The overall sound featured "refinement way beyond what's par" for the price... Read More

 
 KEF KIT100 Speaker System Reviewed

KEF KIT100 Speaker System Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Despite being a budget model, the KER KIT 100 is a "room-friendly, user-friendly, BWFH-friendly system...which is clever in so many ways..." When watching DVDs, the KIT 100 "had no trouble resolving dialogue, left-to-right special effects, and--surprisingly--deep and powerful bass..." Read More

 
 Stirling LS3 V2 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Stirling LS3 V2 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

The LS3 V2 is forever being compared to the classic LS3/5a. The V2 does go louder and delivers more bass because it has a suspension system that "progressively controls cone excursion at high low frequency level, thus increasing the bass overload point." Read More

 

Rogers LS3a Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The LS3a "was able to reproduce most of the scale, the weight of the bass and percussion, and a convincing spread of instruments" when playing music. The vocals delivered "all but the throatiest parts," and there was a "trace of edginess with massed strings, mild 'shouty-ness' to close-mic'd vocals." Overall, the LS3a "can deliver the goods most of the time..." Read More

 
Tannoy Autograph Mini Loudspeakers Reviewed

Tannoy Autograph Mini Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

When a British manufacturer makes a miniature version of an old classic speaker from the 50's, what else could you call it but the mini? These tiny little replicas of the Tannoy Autograph speaker are bookshelf side yet output real sound. A nostalgic piece now they are of historical interest. Click here for a full review. Read More

 
Outlaw Audio BLS Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Outlaw Audio BLS Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The BLS' sound is "refined and natural from top to bottom, possessing a weight and finesse not usually found with monitors in [its] price class." The soundstage is "incredibly deep and involving...giving it performance levels that come close to rivaling $2,000 monitors." For a compact speaker, it has "startling bass response..." Read More

 
Dynaudio Contour 1.4 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

Dynaudio Contour 1.4 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

The Danish-made Dynaudios cost more than the average speakers, but our reviewer found that for that extra money, you will get "a speaker that performs at a level (or maybe a few levels) above those that you can typically find at your local electronics store." The sound was "refined and detailed with a solid soundstage..." Read More

 
Bowers & Wilkins LM1 Satellite Loudspeaker Reviewed

Bowers & Wilkins LM1 Satellite Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

The LM1 is Bowers & Wilkins' budget model, but like the luxury brand that it is, B&W shows panache even with their lower priced speakers. They still possess B&W's signature sound which sounds "rich and warm" and "surprisingly robust." It excels in the midrange, "providing ample amounts of detail and texture that are of equal importance for music or movie listening..." Read More